Former Public Policy Scholar
Deputy Director, Director of Research at the National Security Archive
Wilson Center Projects
The Iran-Contra Affair: An International History
Malcolm Byrne is deputy director and director of research for the non-governmental National Security Archive, based at George Washington University. Since 1998, he has directed the Archive’s Iran-U.S. Relations Project, which aims at a multi-national, multi-archival approach to the history of the two countries’ relations since World War II. Among his books is the award-winning Mohammad Mosaddeq and the 1953 Coup in Iran (co-edited with Mark Gasiorowski) (Syracuse, 2004) and Iran-Contra: Reagan's Scandal and the Unchecked Abuse of Presidential Power (Kansas, 2014).